XL pump Field Test Review:
23% more efficient! We have conducted a stringent laboratory (beach) testing on how much better the new XL pumps are. We pumped up 17m and 19m Core Riot kites to 9psi. Here are our findings:
The CORE Pump 2.0 is re-invented again! It now comes in two sizes, the standard size and now in an XL. Although this shiny new black pump features a longer barrel, ergonomic hand grips, a fatter hose and a redesigned base, its biggest innovation hides inside. Internal pump friction is virtually eliminated and our “Sand Guard” air filter prevents internal kite damage from sand inhalation. Although our kites do not need an adapter, we included one anyways for those “other” kites. Check out the innovations we built into this pump:
CORE PUMP 2.0 Thanks to the enclosed adapter, the new CORE Pump 2.0 ventilates not only CORE Kites, but also many other common valve systems. Here are all technical features:
EXTREMELY SMOOTH PUMPING
Lightweight and lightning pump. Thanks to new materials, seals and coatings, the piston slides particularly easily through the pump cylinder. In addition, the inner tube, which directs the air into the hose, has a larger diameter - this facilitates the air throughput and thus also the force expenditure.
SAND WATCHER FUNCTION
Just leave the sand outside. Instead of an unprotected deflate opening the new pump now sucks its air over the "sand guard". This is a special suction port well protected above the handles, which is additionally protected by a foam membrane from sand intake - with two decisive advantages: 1. The pump interior and its ease of movement are better protected against sand. 2. In the kite, too, there are considerably less sand grains - which also considerably increases the life of the bladders.
DOUBLE / SINGLE STROKE SWITCHING
More pressure on a twist. Anyone who wants to take extra pressure in the tubes at the end is pleased with the small rotary valve on the back of the pump. It alternatively switches the pump to double or single strokes.
DIGITALLY CALIBRATED, INTEGRATED MANOMETER
Keep the right pressure in sight. A completely new, digitally calibrated pressure gauge permanently measures the pressure in the kite when pumping. Thanks to its color-coded scale, it is immediately apparent when the optimum pressure is reached. The manometer is also robustly integrated and perfectly readable between the pumps.
LONGER PUMP BODY, LONGER STROKE
Get even more air. The pump cylinder is a few centimeters longer than the previous model. This allows a more upright position, protects the back and increases the pumped air volume during each individual pump impulse.
MORE ERGONOMIC HANDLES
Ready for all your body weight. The pump handles are designed for longer, have finger recesses and above all an ergonomic, much wider support surface. In this way, the new CORE pump makes it especially easy for you to put your body weight into every pumping stroke.
REINFORCED PUMP LINE
With Kitepumpen is not just lovingly bypassed. That is why we have consistently designed the new pump in all its details for heavy-duty applications. So also the pump line. It is twice as thick and equipped with a reinforced kite hook.